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FRN1 Archive

FRN#1 60-day Comment Period on the CSBG Annual Report (Archive)

Below are webinars, tools, and other resources that were released during the FRN#1 60-day Comment period for your reference. The FRN#1 comment period closed on August 15, 2016. To view the most up to date information from the current comment period visit our ROMA Next Generation page.

 

Quick Links:

Notice for Public Comment

Dear Colleague Letter

CSBG Annual Report(PDF)

Sample Comment Template

NASCSP Comments submitted to OMB FRN1


Recorded Webinars

Webinar Recording: ROMA Next Generation Update

Listen in for an update on the feedback received during the Initial Comment Period, modifications made to the CSBG Annual Report, and an overview of the OMB Clearance process.

Webinar Recording: Module 1, State Administration


Listen in for an overview of Module 1 State Administration.

Webinar Recording: Module 3, Community Level

Listen in for an update on Module 3 (Community level), an overview of the Module and content included in the FNR #1 of the OMB Clearance process, as well as a walkthrough of the forms and changes to the reports. The live webinar was held June 29, 2016, 2:00-3:30pm ET. Download the slides here .

Webinar Recording: Module 4, Individual and Family Level

Listen in for an update on Module 4 (Individual and Family level), an overview of the Module and content included in the FNR #1 of the OMB Clearance process, as well as a walkthrough of the forms and changes to the reports. The live webinar was held July 6, 2016, 2:00-3:30pm ET. Download the slides here .

Webinar Recording: Module 1 & 2, State Administration & Agency Expenditures, Capacity, and Resources

Listen in for an update on Modules 1 & 2 (State Administration & Agency Expenditures, Capacity, and Resources), an overview of each Module and content included in the FNR #1 of the OMB Clearance process, as well as a walkthrough of the forms and changes to the reports. The live webinar was held July 14, 2016, 2:00-3:30pm ET. Download the slides her e .


Tools and Resources to Support your Review

Please note that the documents provided as supplemental tools were not submitted as part of the clearance packet. These supplemental tools were built to assist in the comment making process. Building off the feedback we received from the network during the Initial Feedback Period, we have created several supplemental tools to support your review of the documents for the 60-day OMB Comment Period. All these tools were created to answer some of the top questions that we’ve heard from you.

  1. Some of these might be big changes! What is the timeframe for the CSBG Annual Report implementation?

Reporting Timelines for States and Agencies

Please click here to see your State’s Reporting Period for FY 18

Reporting Timeline for
States:

Reporting Timeline for
Agencies:

Module 1 – State Administration

FY16 Annual Report Due
March 2017

n/a

Module 2 – Agency Expenditures, Capacity, and Resources

FY18 Annual Report Due
March 31, 2019

Data collection begins in FY18

Module 3 – Community Level

FY18 Annual Report Due
March 31, 2019

Data collection begins in FY18

Module 4 – Individual and Family Level

FY18 Annual Report Due
March 31, 2019

Data collection begins in FY18

  1. Are example excel spreadsheets for each individual module within the Annual Report also available for review?
    - The excel spreadsheets for modules 2-4 are available below. Please note, NASCSP continues to review the formulas in the NPI data entry forms and encourages you to inform us if any additional revisions must be made.

CSBG Annual Report Modules(updated 6/27/2016)

· Module 2: Agency Expenditures, Capacity, and Resources(.XLSM)

· Module 3: Community Level(.XLSM) (updated 6/27/2016)

· Module 4: Individual and Family Level(.XLS) (updated 6/27/2016)

3. What would these Modules and the agency-level data look like aggregated to the State and National Level?
- We’ve created sample State and National Reports for Module 3 (updated 6/27/2016) and Module 4 (updated 6/27/2016) to show how the data elements would aggregate to the State and National level, based on the data that agencies submit in the Modules. It’s important to see that some of the data elements aggregate in a different format, so we encourage you to review these samples to get a sense of how your data would roll up to each level.

4. What is the underlying theory behind ROMA Next Generation and the individual, family, and community outcomes we are working towards?
- The Theory of Change(TOC) is intended to provide a graphic overview of the core principles, performance management framework, and services and strategies implemented and led by the network to achieve the goals of Community Action across the nation. We hope our Discussion Guide will help you walk through the theory and assumptions encapsulated in the TOC graphic. Note the TOC is not included in PRA OMB Clearance packet. NASCSP and OCS will continue to make revisions to the TOC based on comments received during the Initial Feedback Period.

5. I don’t know what goes into building a Collective Impact Initiative and I don’t understand how it is different than a partnership. How do I know if I’m involved in one, and how can I track progress as part of this collaborative, complex work?
- Our Collective Impact Tool lays out the early, middle, and late stages of a Collective Impact Initiative and what types of work goes into building one. It’s also designed to help you set milestones and goals and ensure you and your partners are moving in the same direction!

6. How does ROMA fit into ROMA Next Gen and all these pieces of the performance management framework? Can you help me visualize the ROMA framework and understand where all the pieces live that I’m familiar with?
- As we worked through your feedback, we noted areas of possible misinterpretation, so we created this myth-buster blog to help demystify ROMA Next Generation. Also, make sure to check out this ROMA NG/ROMA Graphic that shows how ROMA and ROMA Next Generation build on each other. 

                                       Through ROMA Next Generation, we’re introducing new tools and a revised framework to support th e analysis of services and strategies provided and the impact of these services and strategies on individual and community change. These efforts promote the full implementation of the ROMA Cycle, continue the movement of the CSBG Network towards a robust and transparent process for collecting and analyzing data, and ensure that the CSBG Network is implementing services and strategies for maximum impact at all levels!




7. There is a lot to work through during a review! How can I quickly show how the various Modules support the three national community goals to my Board/leadership/staff without doing a deep dive into the data entry forms?-These ROMA NG Posters quickly show how the various Modules support the three national community goals in a visually accessible style. We’ve built posters you can print out and use to guide discussions. We have posters for Module 2, Module 3 posters for Community Level Strategies and Community Level NPIs, and Module 4 posters for the Characteristics and Demographics reports,Individual and Family NPIs and Individual and Family Services to help you frame conversations with your peers.

8. How does the CSBG Annual Report match what we’ve been reporting in the CSBG IS? How does it align with what was presented during the Initial Feedback Period? Can you break down the changes step by-step for me?
- The CSBG IS/ROMA NG/Annual Report Crosswalk breaks down the connections between the CSBG IS, the components presented in the Initial Feedback Period and the CSBG Annual Report posted for the FRN#1. We’ve also created an annotated version of the CSBG Annual Report posted for the FRN#1, where we note which CSBG IS NPIs and Sections are included, expanded upon, or informed the revisions that have been made. It’s a deep dive for the data geeks among you!

9. What happened with the Initial Feedback Period surveys? How was our feedback used to modify the ROMA Next Generation components?
- NASCSP held an Initial Feedback Period from March 3, 2016 – April 13, 2016 and used your feedback to make changes to ROMA Next Generation that reflect the collective response of the Network. Survey results and feedback, as well as all of the documents and tools from the Initial Feedback Period are available here. For those who are interested in what changed between the Initial Feedback Period and the documents and forms included in the OMB packet, we've created a variety of documents to walk you through the changes.

· Rationale and Summary of Revisions to all Modules

· Summary of Changes to Module 4: Individual and Family

· Annotated document showing changes to Module 4: Individual and Family

· Highlighted document showing changes to Module 4: Individual and Family

· Summary of Changes to Module 3: Community

· Annotated document showing changes to Module 3: Community

· Highlighted document showing changes to Module 3: Community

 

 
 
 
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